2nd International workshop on Data Analytics solutions for Real-LIfe APplications
March 26th, 2018 Vienna, Austria

in conjunction with EDBT/ICDT 2018 Joint Conference 
March 26th-29th 2018 Vienna, Austria


In the last few years, the use of Information and Communication Technologies has made available a huge amount of heterogeneous data in various real application domains. For example, in the urban scenario Internet of Things (IoT) systems capture massive data collections describing the overall urban environment as well citizen exploitation and perception of available services. In health care systems, electronic health records allow storing a variety of information about patients as adopted treatments and monitored physiological conditions, while Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) ensures the availability and processing of healthcare data through smart medical devices and web. Moreover, in most domains, individual plays a crucial role generating data on the one side, but also driving a user and context aware analysis process, and finally demanding an easily accessible and understandable knowledge at the end of the process.

Digging deep these data collections can unearth a rich spectrum of knowledge in the targeted domain valuable to characterize user behaviours, identify weaknesses and strengths, improve the quality of provided services or even devise new ones. However, data analytics on these data collections is still a daunting task, because they are generally too big and heterogeneous to be processed through data analysis techniques currently available. Consequently, various challenges about data science arise dealing with creation, storage, search, sharing, modelling, analysis, and visualization of data, information, and knowledge.

Suitable data fusion techniques and data representation paradigms should be devised to integrate the heterogeneous collected data into a unified representation describing all facets of the targeted domain. Moreover, huge volume of data demands the definition of novel data analytics strategies also exploiting recent analysis paradigms and cloud based platforms as Hadoop and Spark. Proper strategies can also be devised for data and knowledge visualization, possibly also involving user interactive interfaces.

The aim of the workshop is to allow academics and practitioners from various research areas to share their experiences on designing cutting-edge analytics solutions for real-life applications. Researchers are encouraged to submit their work-in-progress research activity describing innovative methodologies, algorithms, platforms addressing all facets of a data analytics process providing interesting and useful services.

Industrial implementations of data analytics applications, design and deployment experience reports on various issues raising data analytics projects are particularly welcome. We call for research and experience papers as well as demonstration proposals covering any aspect of data analytics solutions for real-life applications. 

 Workshop topics 

We invite the submission of work-in-progress research addressing various aspects of data management and analytics for real-life applications. The workshop welcomes submissions of technical, experimental, methodological papers, application papers, and papers on experience reports in real-life application settings addressing – though not limited to – the following topics:

  • Concepts, methodologies, innovative solutions for sensing, modelling, managing, mining, and understanding people behaviour and activity
  • Perception-aware data processing and analytics
  • Interactive query refinement and processing
  • Innovative solutions for exploring, analysing and visualizing data
  • Data fusion techniques and data representation paradigms
  • Crowd-powered data infrastructure
  • User-controlled algorithms for data integration, cleaning, and analysis
  • Recommendations for people and analysts in real-life settings
  • Database systems designed for highly interactive applications

In one of – though not limited to – the following application scenarios:

  • Healthcare applications
  • Industry 4.0
  • Public safety and security
  • Citizens' mobility and transportation
  • Energy applications
  • Urban economy and urban environments
  • Financial applications
  • Banking and insurance
  • User-generated content (like tweets, micro-blog, check-ins, photos)
  • Networking and Telecommunication applications

 Important dates

  • Submission deadline: December 23th, 2017    <-- NEW DEADLINE
  • Notification of evaluation results: January 18th, 2018 <-- NEW DEADLINE
  • Camera-ready deadline: January 29th, 2018

Submission instructions

Submissions should present original results and substantial new work not currently under review or published elsewhere. This workshop accepts:

  • Research papers (up to 8 pages) including novel approaches for methodologies and algorithms in real-life applications
  • Application papers (up to 6 pages) describing the exploitation of data management and analytics solutions in real-life applications
  • Industrial papers (up to 6 pages) describing experiences in the industry sectors.

Papers must comply with the ACM Proceedings Format. Manuscript Templates for Workshop Proceedings can be found at http://edbticdt2018.at/downloads/

Papers should be submitted in PDF format using the online easychair submission system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=darliap2018.


The proceedings of the DARLI-AP 2018 workshop will be published online as a volume of the CEUR Workshop Proceedings, a well-known website for publishing workshop proceedings. It is indexed by the major publication portals, such as Citeseer, DBLP and Google Scholar.

Workshop co-chairs

Tania Cerquitelli (Politecnico di Torino, Italy tania DOT cerquitelli AT polito DOT it)
Silvia Chiusano (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, silvia DOT chiusano AT polito DOT it) 
Genoveva Vargas-Solar (CNRS, LIG-LAFMIA, France, genoveva. DOT vargas AT imag DOT fr)

Program Committee

Antonio Attanasio (ISMB, Italy)
Khalid Belhajjame (Université Paris-Dauphine, France)
Agnese Chiatti (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Evelina Di Corso (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Fabio Fassetti (University of Calabria, Italy)
Patrick Marcel (Université François Rabelais Tours, France)
Kjetil Nørvåg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Philippe Owezarski (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Xiaolan Sha (Sky, UK)
Paolo Soda (Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy)
Francesco Ventura (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

 Contact Information

If you have any question or information request on this workshop, please send an email to tania.cerquitelli AT polito DOT it.